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Uncle Hercules and other lies: 16 Essays about almost nothing

Uncle Hercules and other lies: 16 Essays about almost nothing

by Patrick Lenton


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Uncle Hercules and Other Lies: 16 essays about almost nothing is a book of true stories about the nature of lies. The stories range from silly to sadly funny, and include stories that are about queer identity in action, rather than queer identity in theme-you're not gonna read a coming out story. But every story is queer culture! Also, Skyrim Dog.

Prepare to have your heart warmed, tickled, shattered, and put back together with sticky tape as Uncle Hercules and other lies barrels through a collection of tender and tenderised non-fictions.

Shortlisted for the Scribe Non-fiction Prize, Uncle Hercules and other lies is gooey with incroyable half-fibs, formative moments, and bad life choices.

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ISBN-13: 9780648147534
Publisher: Subbed in
Publication date: 09/30/2019
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Patrick Lenton is an author and journalist from Sydney, recently moved to Melbourne. He is the author of the books 'A Man Made Entirely of Bats' (Spineless Wonders), 'Uncle Hercules and Other Lies' (Subbed In), and 'Sexy Tales Of Paleontology' (Subbed In). He is the Editor of Junkee, and tweets @patricklenton.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Never let the truth get in the way of

a good story

That time I cut off all my hair and blamed my


Turning the other fish


A bird in the hand is worth two in the grave

No regrets

Some but not all of the worst jobs I have ever


What is a hornet?

Melbourne is a city, not a self-help book

A very good boy

Swimming and other unnatural things

My first jacket (or the time I went to the arctic

and burnt things)

Things I shouldn’t have learned at school


House of cardboard

The worst game of Snake Box

Letting go


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